Undergraduate and Graduate Registration Discount Program
As referenced in IRC Sections 117(d) and 127, UCA has established a tuition remission program for eligible employees and their spouses and dependents. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for use of the fee discount program. Registration discounts are designed to support the professional educational development of UCA employees and to provide an additional opportunity for the spouses and dependents of UCA employees to attain their individual educational goals.
Costs and eligibility will be based upon the registration fee schedule in place for the semester in which the initial enrollment occurs, subject to any overall registration guides or changes adopted by the Board of Trustees. The discount on required fees applies only to the Facility fee, Co-op fee, AAGE Test fee, Student Center fee, HPER fee, Athletic fee, Technology fee and Fine and Performing Arts fee. The discount will not apply to any future student-initiated fees. The discount may not be used in conjunction with other University fee reductions or discounts or with other University-sponsored tuition scholarships. The discount will not apply to study-abroad programs. However, the fee- waiver discount may be used in conjunction with state-funded scholarships (ADHE-administered scholarships) and/or with private scholarships and assistance
Eligibility and Restrictions
Only courses taken for college credit qualify for the discount.
Eligibility is restricted to full-time, benefits-eligible employees and the spouses and dependent children of those employees.
The fee remission for employees, spouses, and dependent children will commence with the beginning of the next semester or term after the date of employment. For example, if an employee’s hire date is October 1, their fee-remission privileges will begin at the start of the spring semester.
During normally-assigned work hours, employees may take no more than six (6) credit hours in the fall and/or spring semesters and no more than three (3) credit hours during each summer term.
The first three (3) credit hours taken during assigned work hours will not require any leave time. If the employee so chooses, the employee may, during the fall and spring semesters, take an additional class of up to three (3) credit hours during his/her lunch period. Time-off for courses taken during normal work hours, including the lunch period, must be approved by the employee’s supervisor and department manager. Efforts should be made to schedule courses at times that will least interfere with heavy seasonal work loads or exceptionally busy periods of the work day.
Spouses and Children
Children are defined as the unmarried children of benefits-eligible employees or the unmarried dependents for whom the employee is the legal guardian, who are under age 25, and who may be claimed as dependents for federal tax purposes by that employee. (A child may be claimed as a dependent if he/she is under the age of 24 and a full time student or under the age of 19 at the end of the year; the dependent did not provide over half of his or her own support at the end of the year or has lived with you for more than half of the year.)An employee may receive a fee waiver for a child meeting the aforementioned definition of children through and including the semester in which the child turns age 25
Graduate degree tuition discounts are not available for spouses or dependents.
Spouses and children are eligible for undergraduate remission only.
Employees, the spouses of employees, and/or the children of employees will pay an amount equal to twenty (20) percent of regular in-state registration and applicable eligible fees for undergraduate courses.
Employees will pay an amount equal to twenty (20) percent of the regular in-state registration and applicable eligible fees for graduate courses.
If an employee resigns or otherwise moves from benefits-eligible employment during a semester in which the employee, spouse and/or dependent discount is used, the employee must pay a prorated portion of the regular registration and fees represented by the period of time remaining in that semester.
If an employee dies or becomes disabled (as determined by the University’s disability insurer) during a semester in which the employee, a spouse or dependent is receiving the discount, the disabled employee and/or the surviving spouse and/or dependent will continue their eligibility as if that employee was still eligible and with all other guidelines and restrictions remaining. Spouses and dependents who are not receiving the discount at the time of the employee’s death or disability will be eligible for the discount for five (5) years from the date of death or disability.